May 03, 1:02 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 05/03/19 AT 12:39 PM With vacation season right around the corner, now is the time to book those flights and get ready to travel to those coveted destinations for a little rest and relation. However, getting there can be a stressful and laborious chore. Flying the friendly skies isn’t always that friendly with canceled flights, delays, and lost baggage that can send even the most patient of travelers into a tailspin. To help, WalletHub has put together a report on 2019’s Best Airlines, as well as the worst, to make traveling a little easier this summer.For the third year in a row, Alaska Airlines takes the top spot as the best airline to travel with Delta Air Lines following right behind, Wallet Hub reported. At the bottom of the report as the worst airline to travel was Frontier Airlines, with Envoy Air, American Airlines, and Southwest … [Read more...] about Report: What Are The Best And Worst Airlines To Travel With?
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caption An illustration of China’s planned robotic Mars mission, called HX-1. source Chinese State Administration of Science/Xinhua China recently landed the first spacecraft on the far side of the moon and plans to launch a lunar sample-return mission at the end of the year. The China National Space Administration is also working on a robotic Mars mission that is scheduled to launch in mid-2020 and arrive in early 2021. If successful, that mission could enable future Mars missions to bring pristine samples of the red planet’s soil and rocks back to Earth by 2030. China just landed a robotic mission on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, but the nation is plotting a longer list of ambitious firsts in space over the next decade. At the end of 2019, the China National Space Administration intends to launch a follow-up Chang’e 5 mission to scoop up the nation’s first samples of lunar soil and return them to … [Read more...] about China wants to launch to Mars next year — part of an ambitious plan to bring the first Martian soil samples back to Earth
As 2018 wraps up, it's time to review some of the biggest space science stories of the year. From incredible exomoons to masterful missions to groovy gravitational waves, the last 12 months have been packed with science. Here are the top stories of the year. Be sure to tell us your favorite science stories in the comments! [Related: The Greatest Spaceflight Moments of 2018!] A Year of Missions The year 2018 saw the beginning of some missions, and the end of others. Even a long-ago-launched spacecraft from the 1970s chimed in to make news! The end of Kepler After almost a decade of hunting for planets around other stars, NASA's Kepler spacecraft was decommissioned on Nov. 15, after the legendary planet hunter finally ran out of fuel. Kepler made history by discovering thousands of exoplanets, dramatically increasing the number of known worlds circling other stars. By 2008, the year before Kepler's launch, scientists had confirmed the existence of 340 exoplanets, according to data … [Read more...] about The Best Space Stories of 2018!
HTV National Desk Published 10:58 am PST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The best places to travel in 2019 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Figuring out how best to spend your travel dollars is the most delicious dilemma of a life well lived. What follows are our suggestions for the year to come, based on intelligence collected, insiders consulted, and cultural, gastronomic and geopolitical trends considered. Want to bathe in wellness? Try the Berkshires — or Bhutan. Want to leave the world behind? Head for Namibia — or Norway. Fancy some time travel? Get thee to Romania — or a secret bit of paradise off Panama. Our 25 destinations include places near and far, hot and cold, laid-back and anything but. They all have noteworthy new hotels, and we provide the names of travel specialists who can help you book. Nothing like starting the New Year spoiled for choice. Portugal … [Read more...] about The best places to travel in 2019
NASA scientists selected the spot on Mars where they plan to land their next rover in 2020 — a region that was likely an ancient river delta on the Red Planet. The spacecraft will aim to touch down in Jezero Crater, an area that may have been habitable billions of years ago. NASA took particular care in selecting this spot to explore; someday, samples collected by the rover could be returned to Earth for study. This new rover is the successor to the last one that NASA landed on Mars in 2012, known as Curiosity. That robot has been exploring a region on Mars known as Gale Crater, a spot that also was a lot wetter in the past than it is today. Curiosity has learned a great deal about its little slice of Mars over the last six years. It found organic material in the Martian soil and detected methane — a gas mostly produced by life here on Earth. But with the new Mars 2020 rover, NASA hopes to finally get an answer to a long-burning question: did biological life ever actually … [Read more...] about NASA will send its rover to a Martian delta to look for signs of ancient life